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Akshay Kumar Meets BSF Soldiers, Pays Tribute to Country's 'Real Heroes'

"Fortunate that I got opportunity to come and meet you. I have always said I'm 'reel hero', you are real hero," Akshay Kumar said

  | November 08, 2016 15:10 IST (New Delhi)
Akshay Kumar

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Highlights

  • 'Fortunate that I got opportunity to come and meet you,' Akshay said
  • 'Peace is important as many lives are lost,' Akshay Kumar added
  • On Tuesday, Akshay paid tribute to those who died in ceasefire violations
Actor Akshay Kumar, known for playing patriotic characters in films like Rustom, Baby, Holiday and Airlift, paid a visit to the Border Security Force base camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning.
Akshay paid tribute to those who died in ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control. News agency PTI reported firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control on Tuesday morning. There have reportedly been over 100 ceasefire violations after the surgical strike.
Addressing the jawans in a press conference, Akshay said that the Indian Army are the "real heroes" while he is simply a "reel hero."
 
 
 
Akshay also spoke about India and Pakistan, calling for peace:
 
 
Earlier in September, Akshay Kumar wrote "enough is enough" in a strongly-worded tweet following a terror attack on an army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri which killed 17 soldiers:
 
Other Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn also expressed their anger and disappointment on Twitter:
 
 
 
Akshay Kumar's portrayal of patriotic roles - a Defence Intelligence agent in Holiday, a decorated Naval Officer in Rustom and a secret agent and spy in Baby - have been critically acclaimed by critics and audience alike.
Akshay Kumar, 49, has finished shooting courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2 and is busy with thriller 2.0, co-starring Rajinikanth. Akshay's upcoming films also include Naam Shabana and Gold. Akshay, who was last seen in Rustom, made special appearances in Dishoom and Akira.
 

 
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